Philip H. Knight Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Department of Philosophy
Environmental Studies Program
University of Oregon
“An Embodied Aesthetics and Ethics of Life”
SATURDAY, APRIL 8 • 5:30-7:00p
Mark Johnson is author of numerous articles and book chapters on a broad range of topics including philosophy of language, metaphor theory, aesthetics, recent moral theory, ethical naturalism, philosophy and cognitive science, embodied cognition, philosophical psychology, and American pragmatist philosophy.
In October 2017, Johnson’s first of a two-volume anthology will be released, Embodied Mind, Meaning, and Reason: How our Bodies Give Rise to Understanding (Univ. of Chicago Press, 2017). His monographs include Morality for Humans: Ethical Understanding from the Perspective of Cognitive Science (2015), “Keeping the Pragmatism in Neuropragmatism” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), The Meaning of the Body: Aesthetics of Human Understanding (U Chicago, 2007), Moral Imagination: Implications of Cognitive Science for Ethics (1993), and The Body in the Mind: The Bodily Basis of Meaning, Imagination, and Reason (1987). He is also co-author, with George Lakoff, of Metaphors We Live By (2003) and Philosophy in the Flesh: The Embodied Mind and Its Challenge to Western Thought (Basic Books, 1999).
He is a member of the American Philosophical Association (APA), the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy (SAAP), and the University of Oregon Institute of Cognitive and Decision Sciences (ICDS).